Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Acorn Bookmark

I love to read and am always looking for something to use to mark my place in a book.
I usually end up using something that is nearby like a bobby pin that's been in my hair,
a rubber band, or a tissue (unused of course).
I really do have bookmarks.....somewhere :)


So I whipped up a fun acorn bookmark and hopefully it will take the place of bobby pins.

This is what you need to make your own:

felt
embroidery floss
needle
scissors
hot glue gun and glue
ribbon
thin cardboard
hole punch


Cut 2 pieces of felt to 1.5 inches wide and 7 inches long.
Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top  
(I had to push hard in order to make a hole in the felt).

Cut out 4 acorns and the top
then hot glue the top to the bottom.

Cut one piece of cardboard that is smaller than the felt
(I used a fruit snack box for the cardboard)
and hot glue onto one piece of felt.

Sew the acorns onto the felt

and then hot glue the tops down
(You could skip the hand sewing and just hot glue the acorns on).


Put both pieces of felt together and sew along the edges.

Tie some ribbon through the hole and voila! You're done :)
Now put your delightful new bookmark into the book that you're reading and enjoy!


Have a splendid day, sweet friends!

38 comments:

Francine said...

I'm with you there, using odds and ends for bookmarks. My problem tends to be I make some bookmarks for myself or get a lovely one as a gift and then I lose it! Back to a scrap of paper for me :)

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

What a cute and thrifty bookmark! Can't use it on my ipad though. :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, Stephanie. I love your autumn bookmark. I have most of the items needed to make a few. They would be great to send along in a greeting card.

Happy reading!

Debbie Harris said...

Good Morning! I love that ecorn bookmark. I have really enjoyed things with ecorns this year, not sure why, but have. :)
I agree with one of your followers in that they would make great little gifts in a greeting card.
You always make everything look so easy. :)

Blessings to you today!

Debbie Harris said...

O MY!! I said ecorn. lol Must have ebay on my mind. :)

Julie Marie said...

That is so adorable Stephanie!... I am going to try to make some... my nieces birthday is coming up, and I always take little gifts to all of the girls in my family... not just the birthday one... these will be so much fun for Autumn!... xoxo Julie Marie (I think I will just hotglue my acorns on)...

Kati said...

So cute! My sister was talking on her blog today (http://from-my-life.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-31-printables-day-16-autumn.html) about how her family always looses their bookmarks. This looks like something she would like. I'm going to tell her about this post.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Wonderful tutorial and a very sweet bookmark, friend! Great post!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is SO sweet! And my mind is going crazy with all of the possibilities! The acorns are perfect!

Billie Jo said...

So beautiful!
I am right there with you on the random items to keep my place.
This is perfect, my friend. : )

Shoregirl said...

Adorable!

Leah Rose said...

Your bookmark would invite me to read ANY book-even an Encyclopedia! It's so adorable and has my favorite season stitched all over it:)

As always, I admire your photography skill. Thank you for sharing, Stephanie.

Have a blessed week!

Karen Frost said...

What a cute idea and these would make lovely gifts for a fall birthday! I am always improvising my bookmarks, too, so I think I need to make one of these asap. Hope you are enjoying these lovely fall days. Hugs xoxo Karen

kitty said...

Love your Mom's comment... she's so cute! The acorn bookmark is precious and would make a wonderful gift, Stephanie. xo

Robyn said...

Those are so cute and would make perfect gifts, Stephanie.
I never would have thought it would happen but I have gone to an Ereader an must confess I love it, lol.
So I won't need that but I know lots of friends who would love one. Thanks for always passing on great ideas.

Merlesworld said...

Much better than bobby pins.
Merle.........

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This is adorable. Wouldn't have thought to put the cardboard in the middle, great idea. ~ Abby

Simply Linda said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing. I, too, use whatever I can find for a bookmark. I still have Liam's bookmark he made me while he was in preschool many moons ago. Sigh..I miss those days. Blessings

Sherri B. said...

I had to chuckle reading your list of, 'quick grab' bookmarks. I have used hankies, even clean socks that I was sorting..you name it.

Thanks for the great tutorial! xo

JES said...

I have used all those items for bookmarks too!! :) The Excellent Wife is a wonderful book, glad to see you own it! :) and your bookmark is darling!

Sujana said...

That's a beautiful fun bookmark u hav cooked up in no time Stephanie.... Liked it a lot.... N thanks a lot for all ur wonderful comments on my lil creations

Sylvia said...

Love your Autumn bookmark,Stephanie,and your teacup!
Have a blessed day,my friend.
Sylvia

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

So cute and soft. Perfect for a bookmark!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a cute idea. So much prettier than a bobby pin. :)

Maria said...

A very lovely fall bookmark, Stephanie! Love all the felt and those darling acorns!

Amy said...

What an adorable idea! I think my boys and I will do this for a fall craft next week. Thanks for sharing!

Have a wonderful week, Stephanie!
Blessings,
Amy

Vee said...

I always have the same problem. Thing is, I have tons of bookmarks, but where are they? Your acorn bookmark shouldn't get lost!

Jazzmin said...

I love your bookmark! The acorns are so sweet, and having a soft and beautiful bookmark just makes reading even cozier :) I love the hand-touches and how you stitched it. This inspires me to stop using a sticky note to mark my page, haha. I had made a sewn bookmark with felt and a heart awhile ago, but it was just sort of a trial run. So I would love to make more. I am always thankful to be inspired by all your sweet, creative crafts. Enjoy your lovely bookmark!

I hope you are having a blessed and joyful day, dear friend!!

Hugs and love to you,
Jazzmin

Mary said...

A sweet bookmark so easy to make. I might make a few and put in my Bible and sunday give as a 'just because' gift. Thanks for the instructions!!

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Mrs. Smith said...

That is so cute! I've been wanting to make some bookmarks and here is my inspiration! I love your teacup in the picture - old country roses is my all time favorite pattern! Hugs Stephanie!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Stephanie,
Good Morning! Very cold here and starting to snow a little bit.
I wanted to tell you a couple of things, I liked your bookmark idea it is really cute and so Fall looking. But the book it is being used in is wonderful. I read it when it first came out.
Also, have chatted with my exchange partner. She is just precious!
Looking forward to a new friend!
Blessings, Roxy

Nina said...

Your acorn bookmarks are so pretty, Stephanie! I should also make some - at the moment I use a rubber band to separate the part of the book I have read, from the part of the book I haven't read - or a Post-It... That's a good creative project for the weekend :)
Enjoy your weekend,
Nina

SizzleandZoom said...

This is so sweet! It would make a great gift to a reader.

Kat White said...

Hi Stephanie your acorn bookmark is darling. I love things made with wool felt. Have a blessed Sunday! Hugs

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, great autumn themed book mark... my hubby is forever looking for a bookmark, he seems to lose them constantly. I love the idea of the cardboard inside to give it some stability!

Barbara Neubeck said...

..I totally understand your bookmark dilemma.....I usually use a clean tissue because it's easier and usually handy , and if I lose it ...no worries.....
I love bookmarks and have put all mine in an folder with clear pages.
I like the one you have made...
Barb xxx

Kate M said...

Yes - we are all guilty of using anything to hand as a bookmark!
This is a great idea - I can see Lexie will love doing this one! Super project!
xx

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